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  • President Obama’s Lame Excuse For Skipping Out On The Paris Rally

    Heads of state from France’s closest allies were among the more than 3.7 million people on the streets of Paris Sunday in a solidarity march to honor the victims of last week’s terror attack on Charlie Hebdo.

    Some of the more than 40 world leaders in attendance included British prime minister David Cameron, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    However, President Obama didn’t make it. In fact, there were no top-level American officials at the march in Paris.

    To add insult to injury, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was attending meetings in Paris on how to best combat terrorism, skipped town a day before the rally took place.

    Unbelievably, the White House blamed security for Obama and Biden’s absence from the unity march.

    So security for 44 leaders of the world’s most powerful countries wasn’t enough overlapping protection for Barry?

    Fine.

    But why not, at the very least, send a chaperone along with Joe Biden? Why not send any high-ranking official?

    As ridiculous as Obama’s blaming security for skipping yesterday’s rally is, he and Biden were also no shows at a rally honoring France that took place in Washington D.C. “Nor did they join a companion march the French Embassy organized in Washington on Sunday afternoon,” POLITICO reports.

    Security requirements kept Obama from walking down the street and joining in on the local rally?

    Obama didn’t even mention last weeks terrorist attacks in his weekly address. But he did mention his crappy free community college plan.

    Rightfully so, Obama is getting bludgeoned by the press for going AWOL on France at a time when they need a show of America’s might most.

    CNN host Jake Tapper said he was “disappointed” by the administration.

    Here’s the cover of today’s New York Daily News:

    And the New York Post’s “Sorry Charlie” headline was especially stingy.  12  
    White House officials said they sent the U.S. ambassador to France to represent America.

    But that’s just dumb when you consider that yesterday’s rally, condemning terrorism and commemorating one of the most deadliest terror attacks France has seen, was the largest rally in French history. So of course you’d expect to see the French ambassador.

    “We grieve with you,” said Obama in the aftermath of the attack on France’s Charlie Hebdo. “We stand for freedom and hope and the dignity of all.”

    But when it mattered most, there were no American leaders standing with France.

    Perhaps the most bizarre–and frightening–aspect of this is realized when you ask yourself when’s the last time Obama missed the opportunity for a photo op?

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    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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